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—n., pl. -min, -mins,
1. Hinduism.Brahman (def. 1).
2. (esp. in New England) a person usually from an old, respected family who, because of wealth and social position, wields considerable social, economic, and political power.
3. a person who is intellectually or socially aloof.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a Brahmin: the Brahmin attitudes of a true aristocrat.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.